Wednesday, 4 September 2019

"You Did This! You Sabotaged My Ship.”

"I cannot deactivate the auto-destruct..."
This 32mm scale resin miniatures of a Romulan Commander is manufactured by “Modiphius Entertainment” and forms part of their ten-figure strong Romulan Strike Team set. “Designed for use with the Star Trek Adventures roleplaying game”, this model depicts the franchise’s redesigned fictional extraterrestrial species as first seen in the May 1988 “Star Trek: The Next Generation” episode “The Neutral Zone”.

Having re-based the female officer onto a 28mm lipped circular plastic base instead of its sculpted 30mm scenic stand, the figure was undercoated with two layers of "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey, and had her quilted tunic shaded using some "Citadel" Nuln Oil. I then delicately dry-brushed the model with (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey, in order to bring out some of the Romulan uniform’s detail, before applying a coat of “Citadel" Abaddon Black to her boots.
"Star Trek Adventures" WIPs - Three male Borg from the "Modiphius Entertainment" Collective set
With the potentially ‘messy’ phase of my painting complete, I applied a coat of "Vallejo" Dark Grey to the Commander’s trousers, washed them with "Citadel" Nuln Oil and subsequently 'picked out' her flesh using my usual combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone and "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade. Finally I pigmented the officer’s “harness-like belt structure” with “Citadel” Ironbreaker and shaded it with Nuln Oil.

Originally I had intended to ‘proxy’ this figure as Commander Sela, “the product of a union between Starfleet officer Tasha Yar’s counterpart from an alternate timeline and a Romulan general.” But having used some “Vallejo” Heavy Ochre on the figure’s hair, I simply didn’t like the contrasting colour’s overall effect, so resultantly decided to go for the “Citadel” Abaddon Black hair of Sub-Commander Taris; the commanding officer of the warbird Haakona.
"Star Trek Iconic Villains WIPs - Locutus of Borg, the Borg Queen and Lore
Sticking with “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, I have also been beavering away on the five male Borg drones found inside the Borg Collective box by “Modiphius Entertainment” and now only predominantly need apply some “Citadel” Nuln Oil to the figures to finish them. Currently, I’m actually in something of a hurry to complete this faction set too, as a second box of the cyborgs has recently arrived from the Delta Quadrant, and it’d be nice to get them all painted before the end of the month in order to use for a “Star Trek” themed “Zombicide” campaign I have in mind…

In addition I have assembled, primed and started dry-brushing three Borg-related baddies from the recently released "Star Trek Adventures" Iconic Villains collection. With the exception of the Borg Queen, who seems to be crouching low in a very odd pose, I'm really pleased with just how much easier these resin miniatures were to assemble when compared to some of the range's earlier releases, especially Lore who was a single-cast piece. 

16 comments:

  1. Great work on the Romulan Simon, the borg are progressing nicely, and look forward to seeing your new villain characters as they progress

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    1. Thanks Dave. The eyes look a little rough around the edges in the photos, but to the naked eye, the Romulan Commander looks good to me. I hope to have the "Star Trek" villains and some more Borg done real soon.

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  2. Resitance is futile. Great Star Trek minis you have there!

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    1. Cheers Skully. Really enjoying my "Star Trek" stuff currently.

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  3. Very happy to see Lore, one of my fav TNG characters.

    Sub Commander looks lovely!

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    1. Cheers Dai. I'll put Lore at the top of the villains list then, and try to get him done for a posting next week :-)

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  4. The Romulan officer is very good but the Borg are far better. Great paint jobs, Simon.

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    1. Thanks Bryan. I'm about to inundated with Borg, so a few more postings of them is in the pipeline :-)

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  5. I like the Romulan's pose, it's n excellentsculpt and a veyr good paint-job, but the Borg just get better and better and with more on the way you're going to have quite of force of them -great stuff

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    1. Cheers Joe. Hopefully once I've finished the first box of Borg I'll be able to post up a group shot of them all.

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  6. I do like those Star Trek figures, very tempting!

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    1. I have succumbed to all but one of the range's boxes to date, Fran, and that's simply because I'm not sure how many TNG Starfleet minis I'll be using, as I prefer Kirk's era for my Federation.

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